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Afghans Say 12 Taliban Held for Plotting Attacks

Afghan authorities said Tuesday they had arrested 12 members of the former Taliban regime suspected of plotting terror attacks. Police said they had seized arms and explosives when making the arrests in the southern towns of towns of Kandahar and Spin Boldak. Seven suspects were arrested at a house in Kandahar on Sunday with a stock of arms and land mines, Muhammad Anwar, a senior police officer in the city, told Reuters. Another five were arrested Monday evening at a hotel in the town of Spin Boldak near the Pakistani border, local security chief Abdullah said. News of the arrests came after a blast in Kandahar on Monday night in front of the city center house of the provincial director of education, Muhammad Dawood Barak. Full Story

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